Limavady Road lane to be closed for eight weeks to put in sewer for Beech Grove

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One traffic lane will be closed from the end of April to the middle of June on a stretch of the Limavady Road so Northern Ireland Water can put in a new storm sewer for the Beech Grove housing estate.

The footpath outside the housing development is also going to be closed for the duration of the works, which will get underway during the week beginning April 18.

It is anticipated that the works will take approximately eight weeks to complete.

In a statement the water authority explained: “This project is being carried out to provide a storm sewer for a new housing development at 37 Limavady Road. This will involve the laying of approximately 259 metres of storm sewer and associated manholes.

“Detailed traffic management plans have been discussed and agreed with Transport NI to try to minimise the impact of these works on residents, road users and the general public.”

NI Water says traffic in both directions will be enabled even though one lane is due to be closed.

Traffic lights will be put in place to allow for this.

“In order for the works to be completed safely it will be necessary to have a lane closure in place on the Limavady Road,” the statement continued.

“This will be in place for the duration of the works and two way traffic will be maintained with the use of temporary traffic lights.

“Vehicular access will be maintained for residents where possible, pedestrian access will be restricted to the footpath adjacent to the country bound traffic lane.”

Pedestrians will not be able to use the footpath on the south eastern side of the road whilst the work is being carried out.

“The opposite footpath, adjacent to the city bound traffic lane will be closed for the duration of the works,” NI Water said.

The firm said it would do its best to minimise disruption by carrying out the sewer installation during normal working hours but there may be exceptions.

“Working hours will generally be restricted to 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. However it may be necessary at times for work to be carried out outside of these hours. Traffic delays are to be expected and motorists are advised to allow extra time for their journey or if possible take an alternative route. NI Water and our contractor BSG Civil Engineering Ltd would like to thank the public for their patience and cooperation while we complete this essential work and assure you we will do everything we can to keep disruption to a minimum and ensure the work is completed as soon as practicably possible,” the statement concluded.

Queries should be directed to Waterline on 03457 440088.